It’s easy to forget that humans aren’t really supposed to spend so much of their time sheltered away from the great outdoors. We’ve just probably taken it too far: while we need shelter from the elements and the like, by spending so much of our time in our cars, the office, and huddled away in a dark corner of our home, many of us are deprived of nature. It might not sound like a big deal, but studies have shown that nature is a bona fide mood booster! A good way to get more into your life is to bring more of it into your home, which isn’t as difficult as you might think. We take a look at a few tried and tested methods below.
Let There Be Light
You don’t have to be deep in the mountains to experience nature. It’s all around us! And perhaps the best, most nourishing source of nature is that big ball of fire that we call our sun. Part of what makes being in the outdoors so enjoyable is that we’re getting those life-affirming rays of sunshine. So why not look at letting in more sunlight into your home? Lighter curtains, larger windows, and plenty of mirrors dotted around should do the trick.
Into the Outdoors
Most of us have our own little patch of nature right on our property, but all too often, it’s forgotten. To make the most of your garden space, it’s best to have a natural link between the indoors of your home and the outdoors. Invest in some bifold doors from The Bifold Shop, and you’ll be more inclined to head into your garden when the sun is shining. You’ll also appreciate the addition during the spring and summer, when you can open them up to let in that warm, fresh air.
Not enough people make the most of plants in their home. They bring so many benefits, and all they require is a little bit of TLC. Add some greenery into your living spaces, and you’ll find that the place feels a part of nature, rather than isolated from it. Plants also improve the air quality of your home and boost your mood, too. Three or four will do, or you could follow the lead of the New Yorker who filled her apartment with hundreds….
Another way to bring nature into your home is to use textures that are found in the outdoors, such as wood and stone, whenever possible. These can be incorporated into your countertops, tables, and the like. It’ll also extend to your decorations. When you’re exploring the outdoors, keep an eye for pine cones and stones that can be placed around your home. Works of art depicting nature will also work well.
In the age of the high-tech home, there’s a lot to be set for adding some natural touches to your property. It’ll brighten up your house, and make you feel less cut off from the earth.
*This is a collaborative post.